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The Best Way to Save Money in a Family Law Litigation Case

Family law litigation cases can be expensive, even more so if you have the full gamut of issues, custody, child support, post-separation support, alimony and equitable distribution.  One of the reasons for the expense is the document intensive nature of the all the claims, but especially those dealing with support and property. The best way

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What Happens to My Business If I Separate From My Spouse?

Marital property is property that was obtained or accumulated during marriage through marital effort or income.  If you started a business after your marriage, the business is marital property.  Mixed property is both separate and marital.  If you started a business before marriage, the increase in value due to business efforts during the marriage is

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7 Family Law Misconceptions You Shouldn’t Believe

There are many misconceptions regarding the laws of any state. Here are some of the most common myths related to family law in North Carolina.  I want a legal separation:  Legal separations are not documents in N.C. An individual is “legally separated” when one spouse moves from the marital residence and at least one spouse

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A Holiday Custody Primer for Separated Parents

The winter break from school centered around the Christmas holidays is a stressful time for parents when they do not live each other.   Schedules are altered, travel may be involved and certainly in the early throes of a separation, not being without your children during a special time for them is heart-wrenching. To make

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Family Feud- It’s Not Just a Gameshow

Three things you can do now to prevent a family war later Let’s face it, tension and rivalry are almost always present somewhere lurking beneath the surface in most families. However, couple it with death and money, that tension tends to bubble over into a full out family war.  Grief can impact individuals differently. After

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When is a Separation Truly Considered a Separation?

North Carolina requires a separation before the parties can file lawsuits for divorce and for equitable distribution.  A spouse can file for divorce (becoming unmarried) one year and a day after becoming separated and a spouse may file for alimony the day of separation.   But what is a separation? The answer is that separation occurs

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